Around 11 AM Mexican Central Time, on the morning of January 20, 2009, from its landmark Sanborns restaurant chain, to private homes, to public markets, Mexico, which has already had presidents of Non-European race, listened and watched in awe its northern neighbor inaugurate Barack Hussein Obama II as the first Non-Europen race President of the United States of America after 199 years of independent neighborhood.
On tour in the state of Michoacan, Mexican President Felipe J. Calderon-Hinojosa wished Barack Obama success during his administration as President of the United States. He declared that the more he manages to solve his country's economic problem, the more he will help Mexicans.
"From here, from this land of humble but hard-working, perseverant and poor people, people who miss their brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles and children that are in the United States, on behalf of all Mexicans, I would like to wish the new president of the United States, Barack Obama, every success in his administration," he said.
The President repeated his pledge to work shoulder to shoulder with the US President to solve common problems between Mexico and the United States such as migration, security and economic issues.
President Obama had his first official meeting with a foreign Head of State in Washington, when he was hosted by President Calderon at the Mexican Cultural Institute's historical mansion in the American capital last week where President Obama declared "My message today is that my administration is going to be ready on Day One to build a stronger relationship with Mexico."
Mexico was represented in the Inauguration Ceremony by its Ambassador to the United States of America, His Excellency Arturo Sarukhan-Casamitjana.